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A352603 a(1) = 2; a(2) = 3; for n >= 3, a(n) = a(n-1) - (gpf(n-2) + gpf(n-1)) if a(n) >= 2 and has not previously appeared, otherwise a(n) = a(n-1) + (gpf(n-2) + gpf(n-1)), where gpf(k) = A006530(k) = greatest prime dividing k. 1
2, 3, 8, 13, 28, 48, 38, 16, 37, 76, 20, 44, 60, 76, 52, 84, 64, 55, 42, 24, 14, 4, 13, 28, 48, 58, 26, 68, 98, 74, 30, 72, 80, 88, 104, 128, 113, 228, 96, 118, 56, 122, 54, 118, 180, 116, 82, 12, 56, 46, 76, 34, 70, 94, 40, 92, 120, 148, 106, 196, 136, 112, 136, 160, 138, 110, 144, 130, 114 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

This sequence uses a similar rule to the Recaman sequence A005132 except that here the step size is set to be the sum of the greatest primes dividing the previous two terms.

In the first 100000 terms many small numbers do not appear, e.g., 5, 6, 7, 9. It is unknown if these eventually appear. In the same range numerous numbers appear multiple times, e.g., 47964 appears six times. The largest term in the range is a(98963) = 1529048.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..69.

Scott R. Shannon, Line graph of the first 100000 terms.

EXAMPLE

a(3) = 8 as gpf(2) + gpf(3) = 2 + 3 = 5, so a(3) = a(2) + 5 = 8.

a(4) = 13 as gpf(3) + gpf(8) = 3 + 2 = 5, and as 8 - 5 = 3 has already appeared, a(4) = a(3) + 5 = 13.

a(7) = 38 as gpf(28) + gpf(48) = 7 + 3 = 10, and as 48 - 10 = 38 has not appeared, a(7) = 38.

CROSSREFS

Cf. A006530, A005132, A000040.

Sequence in context: A116503 A291589 A105204 * A318621 A045692 A103196

Adjacent sequences:  A352600 A352601 A352602 * A352604 A352605 A352606

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Scott R. Shannon, Mar 22 2022

STATUS

approved

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